Spray meaning

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To disperse (a liquid, for example) in a mass or jet of droplets, particles, or small pieces.
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To apply a spray to (a surface); hit with a spray.
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To discharge sprays of liquid.
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To be directed or dispersed in a spray.
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To urinate on various objects as a way of marking territory.
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A small branch bearing buds, flowers, or berries.
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Something, such as a decorative motif, that resembles such a branch.
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A cloud or mist of fine liquid particles, as of water from breaking waves.
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Something likened to a spray of liquid particles.

A spray of bullets.

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To direct a spray onto; treat with or subject to a spray.
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To direct a spray of onto something.
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To shoot out a spray.
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To be shot out as a spray.
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To mark territory by urinating.
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A small branch or sprig of a tree or plant, with leaves, berries, flowers, etc.
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A design or ornament like this.
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A fine, gentle, dispersed mist of liquid.

The sailor could feel the spray from the waves.

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A small branch of flowers or berries.

The bridesmaid carried a spray of lily-of-the-valley.

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A collective body of small branches.

The tree has a beautiful spray.

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A pressurized container; an atomizer.
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Any of numerous commercial products, including paints, cosmetics, and insecticides, that are dispensed from containers in this manner.
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(medicine) A jet of fine medicated vapour, used either as an application to a diseased part or to charge the air of a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer.
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(metalworking) A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal to all parts of the mold.
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(metalworking) A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches.

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To project a liquid in a dispersive manner.

The firemen sprayed the house.

Using a water cannon, the national guard sprayed the protesters.

Spray some ointment on that scratch.

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(figuratively) To project many small items dispersively.
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Origin of spray

  • From obsolete spray to sprinkle from Middle Dutch sprayen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English spræg

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle Dutch sprāien, sprayen, spraeyen (“to spray, sprinkle, spread”), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *sprēwijaną (“to spray, sprinkle”), from Proto-Indo-European *sper- (“to sow, scatter”). Cognate with Middle High German spræjen, spræwen (“to squirt, spray, dust, splash, straw”), Danish dialectal språe (“to open up, burst forth”), Swedish dialectal språ (“to sprout, shoot forth, burst”), Norwegian dialectal spra, spræ (“to splash, splatter, spout, burst forth”), Dutch sproeien (“to spray, sprinkle”), German sprühen (“to spray, sparkle”).

    From Wiktionary